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Plant care in Phoenix involves several considerations. A dry climate makes it difficult to maintain soil moisture and other irrigation issues.  Chilly winter mornings often require exterior plants to be brought indoors or covered. Meanwhile, indoor plants need special attention to ensure adequate sunlight during the shorter days.

However, the biggest factor affecting Phoenix plant and tree care is the scorching heat. Your nursery plants will cope with hot weather in different ways. By understanding symptoms and solutions to heat stress in plants, you can ensure the health of your foliage throughout the year.

The Arizona desert offers many opportunities and challenges to landscaping. The arid climate can affect the plants, trees and flowers you select. Your ceramics and pots can also complement the desert for distinctive plant designs.

While the options for desert landscaping in Phoenix are endless, there are several factors to consider. These include your location, time and budget.

So, how can you meet yard design goals with minimal sacrifice?

cuerensisHome plant designs in Phoenix face challenges from a dry climate. The need to ensure soil moisture is critical for plant and tree care throughout the year. This particularly applies to plants that do not store enough water in leaves or stems to cope with heat stress.

Many Phoenix residents turn to cactus and succulent plants as a solution. With proper attention, cacti are able to store enough water in fleshly areas to thrive in the desert. Despite this benefit, proper cactus care is still needed for cacti to thrive.

So, what are best practices to consider when caring for your cactus plants?

Ivy care and feeding Ivy has its unique cultural and environmental needs.  Providing proper water, light, temperature, and fertilizer will help keep your plant healthy. Watering Your goal is to keep the soil moisten. Allow the top inch of soil to dry between watering. If the container that...

The Green Goddess staff is often asked how plant care may change during winter months. Taking caring of plants in cold weather does entail special considerations that should be followed.

While the Phoenix area enjoys relatively mild winters; chilly mornings and evenings along with low humidity can wreak havoc on interior or exterior plants.

Here are some basic steps to ensure your winter plants are properly cared for during chilly temperatures:

Christmas Cactus or Holiday Cactus Keep in a bright window area away from strong heat such as stoves and air vents Keep slightly moist do not allow dry out when in flower. A note of caution this cactus can be easily over watered.  Once a week is...

Outside Sales The Green Goddess Nursery and Foliage Company provides a complete design and installation service We can handle  Planting any and all flowers Potscapeing Lighting         Plantscapeing Fountain setup and design  Our Design consultant will meet with you and review all the information needed to provide you with a comprehensive proposal detailing...

The Green Goddess offers a variety of services to assist you the customer with what is needed to enhance you living or work space indoors and out. We have a guarantee interior foliage maintenance program that allows you to enjoy your interior plants year round without...

General Care Being consistent with the watering of each plant makes it easier on the plant and you Always check the soil with a soil probe or water meter or some type of probe before watering this will help maintain a healthy plant.  Cleaning Run a feather duster on...

When a plant ages, so does the soil, its composition changes and compression of the soil in the grow pot breaks down.  This reduces the amount of soil in the grow pot it just literally disappears. Plants are always giving us signs, trying to tell us...